When King Zeus arrived at the adoption event on October 13, he already seemed resigned to the fact that he couldn’t find a family. The 6-year-old Pit Bull lives in the Humane Society for Hamilton County, Indiana, since May. From his first day, volunteers could see that life on the streets wasn’t easy for the pup.
His gray body was marked by scars, years of sleep on hard surfaces resulted in pressure wounds on both front paws and his teeth were worn. Zeus rarely knew the comfort of a royal house or the softness of a bed.
Despite his past, Zeus was always in a good mood and eager to snuggle. “His eyes can tell you a story,” said Missy Wright, the company’s chief marketing officer. “He looks deeply into your soul waiting for you to take him home.”
Twice in six months, Zeus was adopted… However, he was returned. “Living with other dogs is very difficult for Zeus,” explained the Humane Society. “However, we know that he did well with the children he lived and that he loves humans more than anything.“
When Zeus found himself in the shelter for the second time, it seemed that he no longer believed he would be chosen again. “He lays so quietly in his kennel watching people pass by him,” wrote the Humane Society. “He never barks to get attention. It’s as if he had lost hope of finding a home forever.”
However, with hundreds of people attending the annual adoption event, the volunteers were sure that the puppy wouldn’t be ignored.
Zeus was set aside
While 299 dogs found homes in the adoption event, Zeus wasn’t one of them. In fact, no one was interested enough to meet him. The staffers didn’t believe that, once again, Zeus would return to the kennel.
“He’s sweet, gentle, and fond of children, but no one’s looked at him,” wrote Gina Doyle, manager of animal behavior and shelter training. “Maybe it was because of the scars that are all over his face. Maybe it was because he was lying quietly in his box.”
Zeus is still waiting for the right person. Until that day comes, he has a group of people trying to keep his spirits up.
“We will wait until he gets a home to call his own,” Wright said.
Hopefully, Zeus will find a loving family soon. Share this story, if you are against the mistreatment and the abandonment of animals!
Source: The Dodo